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Title: A review of surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in quadriplegia.
Austin Authors: Johnstone, B R;Jordan, C J;Buntine, J A
Affiliation: Spinal Injuries Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1988
Publication information: Paraplegia; 26(5): 317-39
Abstract: The options for surgical reconstruction of the quadriplegic upper limb are clarified by a new international classification of each limb independently, based upon the lowest functioning key muscle and residual sensation. Surgical restoration of active elbow extension, of pinch, and of grasp is now an accepted part of rehabilitation. This additional function may be achieved by transfer of a non-essential muscle, by tenodesis, or occasionally by arthrodesis. The techniques available for each group of the new international classification are described.
Gov't Doc #: 3060805
DOI: 10.1038/sc.1988.47
Journal: Paraplegia
Type: Journal Article
Disability Evaluation
Elbow Joint.physiopathology
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Tendon Transfer.methods
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